PNT day 27 - Kettle Crest Trail

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Boulder Creek Summit Camp (433.5) to Trail Camp at Spring (454.0) 20.5 miles It was 5:45am. I didn't wake up to the sound of birds as usual. I woke up to the hammering sound of a tree harvester. Leaving my tent I saw that the machine was working…

PNT day 26 - Forest Roads Part II

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Pierre Lake Camp (412.4) to Boulder Creek Summit Camp (433.5) 21.1 miles + 1.4 miles off-trail When I arrived back at the trail junction I bumped into Indie and Hummingbird. They had caught up quick! Together we shooted down the road towards…

PNT day 25 - Forest Roads

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Northport (390.1) to Pierre Lake Camp (412.4) 22.3 miles + 1.4 miles off-trail I started quite late into todays hike. After saying thank you and goodbye to my trail angels Jami and Josh I went to the Mustang Grill for breakfast. I had eggs…

PNT day 24 - Boundary Road to Northport, WA

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Silver Creek Road (370.3) to Northport (390.1) 19.8 miles I woke up and took things easy. I just got one year older and you never know! The campsite has been one of my favorites so far and I settled down for a proper breakfast which consisted…

PNT day 23 - Mt. Abercrombie & Fume Creek Trail

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Metaline Falls (346.9) to Silver Creek Road (370.3) 23.4 miles I woke up early from a sleepless night. Sharing a tiny bed with Hummingbird wasn't the best idea. It was before six when I grabbed all my stuff and tried to leave the room. The…

PNT day 22 - Metaline Falls

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Sullivan Lake Camp (336.6) to Metaline Falls (346.9) 10.3 miles My group started packing up at 4:30 am to race to town and have breakfast. As I was already awake... well... I was hiking before 6 am. Last in the row but as early as ever! After…

PNT day 21 - Sullivan Lake

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Trail Junction (314.6) to Sullivan Lake Camp (336.6) 22 miles The day began as yesterday had ended: wet. It wasn't raining but I had to hike through brush again and was drenched after a few steps. Eventually the trail climbed onto a saddle…

PNT day 20 - Jackson Creek Alternate

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Geisinger Camp (296.2) to Trail Junction (314.6) 18.4 miles What a difference a day makes! After a very pleasant night at Upper Priest Lake I packed up and said goodbye to Heather and Philip. They would paddle back to their car while I would…

PNT day 19 - Priest Lake & Upper Priest Lake

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Kent Camp (278.6) to Geisinger Camp (296.2) approx. 10 miles via Priest Lake I woke up after a night of tossing and turning. My legs were aching pretty bad. Thank god I had planned a short day and just wanted to get to Upper Priest Lake for…

PNT day 18 - Lion Creek Bushwhack

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Pyramid Lake Camp (271.6) to Kent Camp (278.7) 7.1 miles Au! The decaying tree under my foot gave way and my left leg cracked down into nowhere. I could hardly catch my weight and the heavy weight of my backpack with the poles. Something scratched…

PNT day 17 - Parker Ridge Trail

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Parker Ridge Trailhead (255) to Pyramid Lake Camp (271.6) 16.6 miles After a very nice breakfast Wilma and Larry drove me to the trailhead where the Parker Creek Trail started. From their house it was a 40 minutes drive. I enjoyed just sitting…

PNT day 15 & 16 - Rest in Bonners Ferry

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Bonners Ferry 0 miles Picked up by Wilma and Larry I got to enjoy a couple of well needed rest days. We had a great time together going on a Kayaking trip or to the local museum in Bonners Ferry. Besides that the two tried to fatten me…